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Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear power is the required energy source for development of the Russian gold deposit at Kyuchus, the country's minister of natural resources and the environment, Alexander Kozlov made clear as the deposit's development rights were auctioned. The small reactor planned for Ust-Kuyga will supply the mine.

New Nuclear 12 October 2021


Russia opens new zirconium sponge line for nuclear fuel

Russia opens new zirconium sponge line for nuclear fuel

Russia has developed a new process line for  manufacturing the zirconium sponge needed for nuclear fuel assemblies. A new facility to make the substance has been launched by Rosatom subsidiary TVEL at its Chepetsky Mechanical Plant.

Uranium & Fuel 06 October 2021


Leningrad 2 defuelling begins

Leningrad 2 defuelling begins

Rosenergoatom has begun unloading used fuel from the Leningrad 2 reactor in Russia. Partially used fuel assemblies will be used in units 3 and 4 at the plant during their final years of operation.

Uranium & Fuel 05 October 2021


Pressure vessel used in Russian world-record attempt

Pressure vessel used in Russian world-record attempt

Russian strongmen have achieved a world first: pulling a nuclear reactor. The athletic demonstration event took place at Atomenergomash's Volgodonsk factory on 28 September, which is celebrated as Nuclear Industry Worker's Day.

Corporate 29 September 2021


Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

'Digital' mining has started at the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in Russia, Rosatom subsidiaries announced. Operators have full information on the process and its environmental effects, as well as simulation of their options.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Advanced fuel assemblies have begun an operational trial at Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant. Fuel manufacturer TVEL said if successful they would provide a higher level of performance and safety. "Fuel irradiation in a commercial reactor is an important step for the further commercialisation of this product," said Natalia Nikipelova, president of TVEL, adding: "It is symbolic that this milestone is achieved when TVEL celebrates its 25th anniversary."

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2021


Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

The reactor pressure vessel for the first new reactor under construction at Russia's Kursk II nuclear power plant has been delivered to site. Made from nickel-free steel it can give the plant service life of up to 100 years, Rosatom said.

New Nuclear 20 September 2021


Successful test of recycled fuel

Successful test of recycled fuel

Recycled REMIX nuclear fuel has passed a five-year operational test in Russia and is ready for pilot operation, Rosatom fuel subsidiary TVEL has said. REMIX is designed to reduce uranium consumption and close the fuel cycle using mainstream light-water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2021


MBIR project enters installation phase

MBIR project enters installation phase

Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor is now in the installation phase, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov announced yesterday. Likhachov's announcement was made during a working trip to the city of Dimitrovgrad in the Ulyanovsk region to monitor the construction of the reactor, which began at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in September 2015.

New Nuclear 09 September 2021


Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said.

New Nuclear 08 September 2021